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Courts must guard the poor, says Supreme Court judge in farewell speech

A judge should decide cases on the basis of the Constitution alone and should not let their personal beliefs interfere with their role, said Supreme Court judge, justice Deepak Gupta.
Supreme Court judge, justice Deepak Gupta gave a speech at his virtual farewell on Wednesday.(ANI File Photo)
Supreme Court judge, justice Deepak Gupta gave a speech at his virtual farewell on Wednesday.(ANI File Photo)
Published on May 07, 2020 05:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PSPCL accountant booked for embezzling 8.4 lakh

The accused made entries in the department’s records, but did not deposit the cash
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Published on Feb 29, 2020 11:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

‘Criticism of govt, institutions not anti-national’: Supreme Court Judge Deepak Gupta

Speaking at an event organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association, Justice Gupta, in a speech titled “‘Democracy and Dissent” emphasised that every individual has the right to dissent and disagree not because it is provided in the Constitution but because it is a human right.
Justice Gupta was elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2017 and is set to retire from office on May 6, 2020.(Photo: ANI)
Justice Gupta was elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2017 and is set to retire from office on May 6, 2020.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 06:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Review: The Steel Frame by Deepak Gupta

The Steel Frame is an addition to the extensive body of literature on the Indian Administrative Service
Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805), Governor-General of India, who sowed the seed which grew into the IAS.(Bettmann Archive)
Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805), Governor-General of India, who sowed the seed which grew into the IAS.(Bettmann Archive)
Published on Oct 25, 2019 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySujoy Gupta

Supreme Court questions move to offer free Metro rides

Work on the Metro’s Phase IV had been stalled on account of this dispute between the two until the top court last month issued a directive for work to start.
The SC has been concerned about growing air pollution in the city and has over the years ordered deterrent measures to prevent toxic vehicular emissions.(HT image)
The SC has been concerned about growing air pollution in the city and has over the years ordered deterrent measures to prevent toxic vehicular emissions.(HT image)
Published on Sep 06, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Rich and powerful can’t get order for early disposal of cases’: SC

A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose made this observation while hearing an appeal filed by a man who was challenging the Bombay High Court order dismissing his plea for pre-arrest bail in a case of abetment to suicide.
The petitioner before the Supreme court is an accused in a criminal case lodged in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.(HT PHOTO)
The petitioner before the Supreme court is an accused in a criminal case lodged in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 20, 2019 09:24 PM IST
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Tungareshwar ashram: State seeks extension for demolition till after Ganpati, elections

This is the second time that the state has requested an extension for demolishing the ashram.
The illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram situated inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT image)
The illegal Balayogi Shree Sadanand Maharaj Ashram situated inside Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

‘Haven’t permitted parking charge in residential areas yet’, says Supreme Court

The apex court asked all municipal corporations of Delhi to identify a residential colony where they can launch a pilot project based on EPCA’s suggestion on the parking policy.
The apex court has not permitted charging for parking in residential areas.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The apex court has not permitted charging for parking in residential areas.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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SC stays construction of road through Rajaji tiger reserve

The order was passed after perusing a report, filed by apex court appointed Central Empowered Committee, which said that the road traverses a corridor between Rajaji and Corbett Tiger reserves.
The Supreme Court Friday stayed the construction of a road passing through corridor between Rajaji and Corbett Tiger Reserves in Uttarakhand, noting that there were “numerous” violations of the forest conservation act.(HT PHOTO/Nihi Sharma)
The Supreme Court Friday stayed the construction of a road passing through corridor between Rajaji and Corbett Tiger Reserves in Uttarakhand, noting that there were “numerous” violations of the forest conservation act.(HT PHOTO/Nihi Sharma)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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Supreme Court junks Tej Bahadur’s plea against EC decision

“We do not find any grounds to entertain the plea,” a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna held.
Yadav had challenged the returning officer’s decision to reject his nomination papers and alleged it was intended to give a walkover to the Prime Minister.(Photo: Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)
Yadav had challenged the returning officer’s decision to reject his nomination papers and alleged it was intended to give a walkover to the Prime Minister.(Photo: Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)
Updated on May 09, 2019 10:27 PM IST
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SC seeks report over listing of DND case

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, sought a report from its registry as to how the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) toll flyway matter, which involves “hundreds of crores of rupees”, gets listed for hearing contrary to the court’s order to be listed in last week.
The Supreme Court, on Thursday, sought a report from its registry as to how the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) toll flyway matter, which involves “hundreds of crores of rupees”, gets listed for hearing contrary to the court’s order to be listed in last week.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court, on Thursday, sought a report from its registry as to how the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) toll flyway matter, which involves “hundreds of crores of rupees”, gets listed for hearing contrary to the court’s order to be listed in last week.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 26, 2019 05:20 AM IST
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EC submits its report on PM Modi biopic to Supreme Court, matter to be heard on Friday

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took the EC’s report on Modi’s biopic and asked the poll panel to supply a copy of the report to the producer of the movie
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took the EC’s report on Modi’s biopic and asked the poll panel to supply a copy of the report to the producer of the movie(File Photo)
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took the EC’s report on Modi’s biopic and asked the poll panel to supply a copy of the report to the producer of the movie(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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Supreme Court bans mining activities along Kaziranga park

The court also directed the Assam director general of police, to ensure compliance of the order and prevent any illegal mining in the region.
The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

Voters needn’t know source of political funding: Government to Supreme Court

The government said it is not necessary for voters to know the identity of contributors to political parties and seemed to suggest that such transparency in election funding was impractical.
Supreme Court(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
Supreme Court(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 10:51 PM IST
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Supreme Court dismisses plea against release of biopic on PM modi says too much of court’s time wasted on non issue

The Supreme Court said even if the film is released on April 11, as claimed by the Congress activist, it will be appropriate for him to seek a redressal from the Election Commission.
The apex court said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film as the plea is premature as the movie has not yet been certified by the Censor Board.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The apex court said it was not entertaining the petition for the stay on the release of the film as the plea is premature as the movie has not yet been certified by the Censor Board.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Saradha chit fund case: SC says can’t close eyes to ‘very, very serious’ facts in CBI status report

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it cannot “close its eyes” if some “very very serious facts” are disclosed.
A view of the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 03:20 PM IST
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SC seeks EC’s response on Opposition leaders’ plea for tallying of 50 per cent of EVMs with VVPAT

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna listed the plea of the opposition leaders for March 25 and asked the EC to depute an officer to assist the court.
Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on the constitutional validity of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act.(HT Photo)
Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on the constitutional validity of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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Crack in ceiling halts Supreme Court proceedings

Judicial proceedings were interrupted for over twenty minutes, in court room 3 of the Supreme Court, after an advocate pointed out to a bench of three judges that there was a crack in the plaster of Paris (POP) of the false ceiling over their heads.
Judicial proceedings were interrupted for over twenty minutes, in court room 3 of the Supreme Court, after an advocate pointed out to a bench of three judges that there was a crack in the plaster of Paris (POP) of the false ceiling over their heads.(HT PHOTO)
Judicial proceedings were interrupted for over twenty minutes, in court room 3 of the Supreme Court, after an advocate pointed out to a bench of three judges that there was a crack in the plaster of Paris (POP) of the false ceiling over their heads.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 13, 2019 11:00 PM IST
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‘National integrity a must’: Minister Jitendra Singh on Jammu professor’s Bhagat Singh remark

Professor Tajjudin was suspended on Friday after a video showing him calling freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a terrorist went viral on social media.
MoS PMO, Jitendra Singh, has said that a university can’t be used as a platform for anti-India meeting and that there has to be commitment to national integrity.(HT Photo)
MoS PMO, Jitendra Singh, has said that a university can’t be used as a platform for anti-India meeting and that there has to be commitment to national integrity.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 03:52 PM IST
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‘It was not right, sorry,’ says Jammu university professor on calling Bhagat Singh a terrorist

The head of department of political science in Jammu University professor Muhammad Tajjudin was suspended on Friday after a video clip showing him allegedly calling freedom fighter Bhagat Singh a terrorist went viral on social media .
Muhammad Tajuddin, the head of the department of the political science in Jammu University, was suspended on Friday for calling freeedom fighter Bhagat Singh a terrorist.(ANI photo)
Muhammad Tajuddin, the head of the department of the political science in Jammu University, was suspended on Friday for calling freeedom fighter Bhagat Singh a terrorist.(ANI photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 03:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria

Is a parallel system running in jails? SC asks after TV, sofas found in Tihar

A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur asked the Centre as to what action has been taken in the matter.
The court also flagged the issue raised in recent media reports about use of mobile phones inside jails in several states, including Bihar.(HT Photo)
The court also flagged the issue raised in recent media reports about use of mobile phones inside jails in several states, including Bihar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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St Edward’s School in Shimla is the beacon of knowledge

The 93-year-old school has produced alumni that have made a name for themselves; boys were taught to be gentlemen in true sense.
Established in 1925 by Irish Chritian brothers, St Edward’s School, Shimla. has maintained high educational standards over the years.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Established in 1925 by Irish Chritian brothers, St Edward’s School, Shimla. has maintained high educational standards over the years.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByAishwarya Khosla

Need to make compensatory planting must before nod to cut trees, Delhi govt told

The plea argued that trees should not be cut since compensatory afforestation was not viable in Delhi, a city that has been facing acute water shortage.
The petition said that Delhi was not in a position to afford more felling of trees. Sonu Mehta/HT FILE
The petition said that Delhi was not in a position to afford more felling of trees. Sonu Mehta/HT FILE
Published on Sep 19, 2018 02:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha, New Delhi

SC revives Delhi government’s exemption for women drivers, two-wheelers

The Supreme Court on Monday revived a Delhi government notification, issued last year, exempting two-wheelers and women drivers from the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme
Civil Defence personnel promote odd-even trail at ITO in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Civil Defence personnel promote odd-even trail at ITO in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Expert panel will look into waste woes, L-G tells SC

Additional solicitor general Pinky Anand, appearing for the lieutenant-governor, submitted names of the proposed members of the committee before a bench of Justice MB Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta.
The committee would have to meet on a day-to-day basis to take stock of the situation, the court said.(PTI)
The committee would have to meet on a day-to-day basis to take stock of the situation, the court said.(PTI)
Published on Aug 28, 2018 05:40 AM IST
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Supreme Court to hear plea of army men challenging prosecution in AFSPA areas

Over 300 Army personnel challenging registration of FIRs against them for operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir where the AFSPA is in force.
The Supreme Court has said the matter has to be heard by the bench which had passed an order in this regard last year.(AFP File Photo)
The Supreme Court has said the matter has to be heard by the bench which had passed an order in this regard last year.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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No sealing in Delhi till Supreme Court judges return from vacation

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling means that the Delhi sealing drive stays halted along the 351 roads until after the next hearing.
File Photo of the Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
File Photo of the Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 11:57 PM IST
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SC orders demolition of illegal constructions in Kasauli hotels

Supreme Court said that the illegal constructions had put the entire city in danger, causing landslides, and ordered the demolition of such constructions.
During the hearing in the Supreme Court, an advocate, representing some of the hotels, admitted the existence of unauthorised constructions.(HT File Photo)
During the hearing in the Supreme Court, an advocate, representing some of the hotels, admitted the existence of unauthorised constructions.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 07:01 PM IST
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Central Railway school to turn 100, get a facelift

The school, which would have otherwise gone unnoticed as an old dilapidated structure, is now undergoing restoration by the school management
The school established for the children of English men who were the employees of Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR), predecessor of Central Railway, turns 100 years this year.(HT PHOTO)
The school established for the children of English men who were the employees of Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR), predecessor of Central Railway, turns 100 years this year.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

We are being ‘befooled’ by executive, says ‘frustrated’ SC

Severely criticising the government, the apex court observed that it had “trusted” the executive, but the authorities do not work. And when the court says something, it is said that there is “judicial overreach and activism”.
A view of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi on January 13, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court building in New Delhi on January 13, 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 07:24 PM IST
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